Blue Raincoat Chrysalis Group appoints John Leahy as SVP Marketing and Strategy

Blue Raincoat Chrysalis Group appoints John Leahy as SVP Marketing and Strategy

Blue Raincoat Chrysalis Group appoints John Leahy as SVP Marketing and Strategy

Blue Raincoat Chrysalis Group today further strengthened their senior team with the appointment of John Leahy in the newly created position of SVP Marketing and Strategy. Leahy will report directly to CEO Jeremy Lascelles and begins the job effective immediately. He will work across the entirety of the Blue Raincoat Chrysalis Group including artist management, publishing, catalogue and new front line releases, leading on all areas of marketing. In addition, Leahy will bring with him artists Steve Mason and She Drew The Gun as well as The Mysterines (co managed with Alfie Skelly) and continue to manage them as part of Blue Raincoat Artists.  

One of Leahy’s earliest roles in the music industry was as a product manager at Parlophone in 1995. After a twelve year stint at the company, during which he moved to the EMI label and rose to the position of Marketing and Creative Director, he oversaw the meteoric success of Robbie Williams alongside campaigns by the likes of Pink Floyd, Doves and Kate Bush. From there he joined the independent Domino Records and as General Manager ran successful campaigns for Franz Ferdinand, Last Shadow Puppets and Wild Beasts.  He then made the move to Polydor Records to become their Marketing Director, leading on major campaigns for Lady Gaga, Eminem, The Maccabees and Snow Patrol. In 2010 he joined Ignition Records taking on marketing responsibilities for Noel Gallagher, who achieved three number one albums, The Stereophonics, who also scored a number one album, and others including Primal Scream, Courteeners and The Coral.

John Leahy said “I actually started my career in marketing at Chrysalis, but only for a short period before moving to Parlophone. I’ve always loved so many of the artists on the roster so it’s a pleasure to be coming back and getting the chance to work with a great team on a raft of seminal records  Equally, the new signings the label has made and will make are an exciting opportunity to reestablish Chrysalis as one of the UK’s most respected, artist friendly labels for the modern era.  I look forward to working with Jeremy, Robin and all the team there to make this happen”

Jeremy Lascelles, CEO Chrysalis Blue Raincoat Group said “John provides us with the missing link in the Blue Raincoat set up – an experienced and hugely successful marketing mastermind, who is equally at home putting together a strategy for a new front line release as he is in finding ways of extracting value and opportunities from our great catalogue. As an added bonus he brings with him in a management capacity three fantastic artists who will all be a welcome addition to Blue Raincoat Artists. And, for a Manchester United fan, he is actually a great bloke.”

Bon Jovi release ‘Unbroken’ featuring the Invictus Games Choir

Bon Jovi release ‘Unbroken’ featuring the Invictus Games Choir

Bon Jovi release ‘Unbroken’ featuring the Invictus Games Choir

Bon Jovi have released a remarkable version of ‘Unbroken’ featuring the Invictus Games Choir in support of the Invictus Games Foundation

The special version of the Bon Jovi track, re-recorded last month at Abbey Road Studios, is available to buy and stream now. All proceeds will go to the Invictus Games Foundation, of which The Duke of Sussex is Patron, in support of the recovery and rehabilitation of international wounded, injured or sick military personnel.

The video for ‘Unbroken’, available to watch now, stars Jon Bon Jovi, the Choir and The Duke of Sussex, who dropped into the recording session at Abbey Road Studios last month. The Choir and Jon recorded the single together in just 2 days, and in the video, Jon and the 12 choir members are seen rehearsing and singing together as a glorious group. 

The extraordinary project began last summer when Jon Bon Jovi first approached The Duke of Sussex with the idea to re-record the track alongside the choir, with all proceeds benefitting real lives via the Invictus Games Foundation. 

Both of Jon Bon Jovi’s parents were in the US Marine Corps, and so he felt close enough to be the storyteller for those who have served. The story has now been brought to life through song with the help of the Invictus Games Choir. ‘Unbroken’ was originally created last year as a compelling anthem to shine a spotlight on the thousands of veterans living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The original track will feature on the upcoming album Bon Jovi 2020.

The song was recorded in Studio 2 at Abbey Road Studios, made famous by The Beatles, who recorded the majority of their hit albums there.

The visit brought the world’s focus to the famous recording studios in February as Jon, The Duke of Sussex and two choir members recreated the iconic Beatles’ Abbey Road album cover on the zebra crossing.

The start of the music video captures a conversation between The Duke of Sussex and Jon during The Duke’s visit to meet the Choir at Abbey Road Studios last month. The Duke of Sussex says, “With military people, there’s a way of being able to talk about the scars of war in a positive way. Some suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress, some of them suffer from depression, anxiety, but they are stronger for it. Those are the kind of ambassadors and role models that we need.” 

Jon adds, “Well, I thank you for what you’ve done to bring a light to that. It’s what you’re doing, really. I just got inspired to write a song from it… It’s touching, their desire to serve and what they gave, and what they get out of singing.”

Andy, Invictus Games Choir member and founder, says, “Singing has been a thrill and I’m hanging on to it because some of those words are very pertinent to me about the ringing in your ears and… wanting to scream. After I was blown up, I laid there in the middle of the night thinking ‘This has changed my life… no legs, hand injuries… what am I going to do next?’ And who would have thought I would be singing about being blown up. So, this song was very deep in different places for me.” 

Caroline, another member of the Choir, speaks of how she relates to the song, “For me, this song is about the fact that yes I’ve struggled, but I’m not broken. I’m still here and I’m unbroken.

The Invictus Games Choir, which is managed and delivered by Help for Heroes, is made up of wounded, injured and sick veterans and serving personnel from all branches and different ranks of the UK Armed Forces, who come together and use the power of music to aid their recovery.

The Invictus Games Foundation is the international charity that oversees the development of the Invictus Games, an international adaptive multi-sport event in which wounded, injured or sick armed services personnel and veterans participate. It celebrates the power of sport in recovery and how it can help, physically or psychologically, those suffering from injuries or illness. The Duke, Patron of the Invictus Games Foundation, founded the Invictus Games with the first event taking part in London in 2014. Since then, the Games have been held three other times – in Orlando (2016), Toronto (2017) and Sydney (2018). The fifth Invictus Games, which was due to take place in The Hague in May this year, has been postponed until May/June 2021. 

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Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited acquire the music catalogue Richie Sambora

Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited acquire the music catalogue Richie Sambora

Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited acquire the music catalogue Richie Sambora

The Board of Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited and its Investment Adviser, The Family (Music) Limited, are pleased to announce that the Company has acquired the music catalogue of Songwriters Hall of Fame and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Richie Sambora.  Richie is a legendary guitarist, singer, songwriter and producer, most notably known as the lead guitarist and co-writer of the American rock band Bon Jovi.

Richie Sambora, with Bon Jovi, released 12 studio albums, five compilations and two live albums, selling more than 130 million records worldwide, making them one of the bestselling bands of all time. Richie Sambora has co-written four US Number 1 Pop singles and one Country Number 1. In total he has had six US Top 5 songs and 10 US Top 10 songs as well as 5 UK Top 5 songs and 18 UK Top 10 songs.

Bon Jovi are arguably the most successful Rock band in the world of the last 35 years rising to International stardom with their 1986 album ‘Slippery When Wet’ which sold over 28 million copies going on to be certified 12x platinum in the US and included the Number 1 singles ‘You Give Love a Bad Name’ and the triple platinum certified ‘Livin’ on a Prayer’. 

Following the success of ’Slippery When Wet’, Richie Sambora went on to release nine further Number 1 or platinum certified albums with Bon Jovi including the US and UK Number 1 ‘New Jersey’ which has sold over 15 million copies worldwide and included the Number 1 songs ‘Bad Medicine’ and ‘I’ll Be There For You’; the US double platinum certified albums ‘Keep the Faith’ and ‘Crush’; the US platinum certified albums ‘ These Days’, ‘Have a Nice day’ and ‘Lost Highway’; and the US Number 1 albums ‘The Circle’ and ‘What about Now’.

Bon Jovi remain one of the most listened to bands of their time with both ‘Slippery When Wet’ and ‘Livin’ On A Prayer’ ranking in the Top 10 most streamed albums and songs respectively of the last 35 years.

In addition to his hit songs for Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora released three solo albums which have sold more than two million copies worldwide; penned Number 1 country songs for Jennifer Nettles and Leann Rimes; and co-wrote Cher’s 1987 platinum certified comeback album “Cher” as well as its 1989 follow up “Heart Of Stone” which has sold more than four million copies.

Richie Sambora and Jon Bon Jovi were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2009 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2018. The band received the Award of Merit at the American Music Awards in 2004 and have been nominated for more than 50 awards all over the world including 10 Grammy Awards.

Hipgnosis has acquired 100% of Richie Sambora’s publishing and writer’s share royalties in his catalogue which comprises 186 songs.

Richie Sambora was represented in the sale by his longtime lawyer Michael Guido at Carroll, Guido & Groffman Cohen Bar & Karalian, LLP.

Merck Mercuriadis, Founder of The Family (Music) Limited and Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited, said: 

“In uncertain times such as this you are reminded of the power of great songs and great music and amongst the greatest set of songs of the last 35 years are the incomparable songs Richie Sambora co-wrote for Bon Jovi and other great artists. He’s a musician’s musician and a songwriter’s songwriter and is one of the very precious few that is an inductee of both the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. I am delighted to welcome Richie to the Hipgnosis family and look forward to working closely with him for many years to come on this elite set of songs.”

Richie Sambora said:

“I’m very privileged to have had the incredible success I have achieved as a songwriter and artist to date. These songs are very important to me and I feel very strongly that Merck is the only person I could have entrusted my babies to. I believe the work he is doing that has transformed the way that the world looks at the power of great songs and the songwriting community is very special. I look forward to working with him and his Hipgnosis team to deliver more success for all of us.”

For further information, please contact:

The Family (Music) LimitedMerck Mercuriadis Tel: +44 (0)1481 742742
N+1 Singer – Joint Corporate BrokerJames Maxwell / James Moat (Corporate Finance)Alan Geeves / James Waterlow / Sam Greatrex (Sales) Tel: +44 (0)20 7496 3000
J.P. Morgan Cazenove – Joint Corporate BrokerWilliam Simmonds / Jérémie Birnbaum (Corporate Finance)James Bouverat (Sales) Tel: +44 (0)20 7742 4000
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Sody unveils latest single ‘Charlotte’

Sody unveils latest single ‘Charlotte’

Sody unveils latest single ‘Charlotte’

Sody unveils latest single ‘Charlotte’, the heartbreaking first insight to her up-coming EP out this May. Listen here.

A deeply moving track about a loss of friendship, ‘Charlotte’ touches on the painful realities of what it really means to miss someone who let you down. Personal and expressive, Sody paints a beautiful picture with her authentic lyrics and delicate vocals, simultaneously offering support and comfort to her fans whilst using her music as a tool to help deal with her own experiences.

Speaking on her new release, Sody explains: I used to have a best friend called Charlotte but years ago we stopped being friends. Recently she reached out to me and all the happy memories we had together came flooding back. It really upset me because I thought she would be my friend forever. So, I wrote this song for all the people that have had a Charlotte at some stage in their lives and deep down secretly miss them and wonder if they’re okay.”

New single ‘Charlotte’ plus a lyric video are out now.

After selling out her original May London headline show in less than two months Sody soon announced another, at The Camden Assembly, in June. Sody’s live show is full of passion and poignancy, qualities her fans really resonate with, forging a connection and bond that has followed her from the beginning of her career up until now.

An artist on the rise, Sody is on an emotional journey to the top. At only 19 years old Sody has had tracks featured on Love Island UK and amassed an impressive 50+ million collective streams.

Her visceral rollercoaster single ‘Nothing Ever Changes’ set the stage for former EP I’m Sorry, I’m Not Sorry, which has gained over 3.4 million listens since it came out in December 2019. Full of reflection and spine-tingling acoustic sounds, the record was a hit with fans and put Sody in a great position for 2020. Co-writing credits and production included Sacha Skarbek (Miley Cyrus, Lana Del Rey), Toby Scott (Little Mix) and Frances (Maisie Peters, Jess Glynne).

Not shy to admit that she wears her heart on her sleeve, Sody states “being honest is my thing”. Her music is a complete reflection of that, with coming-of-age songs such as ‘Maybe It Was Me,’ ‘Let You Know,’ ‘Whole (demo)’, ‘I Don’t Know You Anymore,’ and ‘The Bully’. In 2019, in support of ‘The Bully,’ Sody passionately advocated for anti-bullying by partnering with UK organization Ditch The Label and travelled the UK giving talks about her bullying experience in high schools. 

Sody has the ability to craft heart-rending pop with an emotional sincerity that exceeds far beyond her young age. With true raw talent, a complex maturity within her songwriting, 1.2 million monthly Spotify listeners and a loyal group of followers, Sody is set for an exciting year.

New single ‘Charlotte’ out now. Sody’s new EP is due for release this May.

SEE SODY LIVE:

2 May – Live At Leeds Festival

5 May – The Grace ~SOLD OUT~

9 June – The Camden Assembly

Date TBC – Hit The North Festival

FOLLOW SODY:

Website / Spotify / Instagram / Facebook / Twitter / YouTube

For media enquiries, contact The Outside Organisation:

Caitlin Buller caitlin.buller@outside-org.co.uk

Jack Delaney jack.delaney@outside-org.co.uk

DURAN DURAN announced as the final BST Hyde Park headliner

DURAN DURAN announced as the final BST Hyde Park headliner

DURAN DURAN announced as the final BST Hyde Park headliner

Duran Duran are the final headliners for American Express presents BST Hyde Park 2020. One of the most iconic and ground-breaking bands to come out of the UK in the past four decades, Duran Duran will close this year’s BST Hyde Park in London’s greatest outdoor venue on Sunday 12th July. They are a group that defined a generation and continue to prove themselves timeless, always innovating and reinventing, while remaining ahead of the curve. 
Duran Duran, comprised of singer Simon Le Bon, keyboardist Nick Rhodes, bassist John Taylor and drummer Roger Taylor, have sold over 100 million records, with 21 UK Top 20 hits and 18 US hit singles. Few bands have celebrated such huge global success and still hold major headlining status. This is their BST Hyde Park debut and their only London show for 2020, so a milestone in itself. Their much-lauded live shows blend the best of new songs and classics including “Hungry Like the Wolf,” “Pressure Off,” “Rio,” “Girls on Film,” “(Reach Up For The) Sunrise” and “A View to a Kill.” 
Duran Duran’s last album, 2015’s Paper Gods, was the band’s highest-charting release in 22 years and was hailed by critics and fans alike as their best body of work in more than two decades. Produced by Mark Ronson and Nile Rodgers, alongside Mr Hudson and Josh Blair, the record features collaborations with Janelle Monáe, John Frusciante, Kiesza and Jonas Bjerre (of Mew.)

A global sold-out arena tour over three years followed, including their most recent appearance in London at the O2 Arena. They brought the world’s attention to Hyde Park in 2012 with a special live concert celebrating the start of the London 2012 Olympics. Duran Duran are currently in the studio working on their follow-up to Paper Gods with several collaborators, to be announced soon. This, their fifteenth studio album, is slated for release in late summer this year and Hyde Park could expect a much-anticipated glimpse of new live music.

I look at film of The Rolling Stones at Hyde Park back in ’69 and think of all the great acts who’ve performed there since. It really is an honour to add the name Duran Duran to that roster, and to play our music at one of the world’s greatest inner city locations at BST Hyde Park.” – Simon Le Bon

John Taylor says, “On July 16th, 1980 Duran Duran debuted its latest line-up at the Rum Runner club in Birmingham. Locals Nick Rhodes, John Taylor and Roger Taylor, were joined by a pair of new musical friends: Andy Taylor, who had come from Newcastle by train with only a suitcase, guitar and combo amplifier; and Simon Le Bon, from Middlesex, who had been attending drama classes at the University, and now found himself the frontman with a local band of futurist post-punkers. 

He adds, “It’s almost unbelievable to us that forty years later we are celebrating this anniversary with a show at BST Hyde Park. Making it all the more special is the presence of our old friend and collaborator Nile Rodgers, and Gwen Stefani, a favourite gal pal of ours since No Doubt.   It will be a special day for us, and, hopefully for our audience, who have followed us faithfully for so many years now. Please, come celebrate our long and ragged journey!

Gwen Stefani joins Duran Duran at Hyde Park as a UK exclusive for 2020. A multiple Grammy Award-winner, Stefani has achieved global success as a multi-platinum solo performer, songwriter, and the iconic frontwoman for rock band No Doubt.

The California born artist has sold more than 30 million records worldwide including her work with No Doubt and her four-times-platinum debut solo album Love.Angel.Music.Baby.— a 2004 sensation delivering the hit singles “Rich Girl,” “What You Waiting For?”, and the Pharrell Williams-produced No. 1 hit “Hollaback Girl.” With her 2006 album The Sweet Escape featuring UK top 10 single “Wind It Up,” Stefani released her third solo effort This Is What The Truth Feels Like in 2016 and most recently her first ever Christmas album You Make It Feel Like Christmas in 2017.

Known for her charismatic stage presence, Stefani premiered her exclusive Las Vegas headlining residency “Gwen Stefani – Just A Girl” in 2018. With its setlist comprised of fan favorites and iconic hits, the show unfolds as a visual marvel for fans, putting a fresh twist on classic Vegas theatrics. Now she’s bringing a taste of the spectacular to London for the first time ever!

The legendary Nile Rodgers will bring CHIC back to Hyde Park for first time in 5 years; he has played a formative role in Duran Duran’s career adding his production touch to seminal songs including “The Reflex” in 1983, “Wild Boys” in 1984 and “Notorious” in 1986 straight through to the band’s 2004 album Astronaut and 2015’s Paper Gods.

Among music legends, Nile Rodgers is truly exceptional. He amplifies his legacy as a multiple Grammy-winning composer, producer and guitarist by constantly traversing new musical terrain. As the co-founder of CHIC, and the newly elected Chairman of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Rodgers pioneered a musical genre with hits like “Le Freak,” and “Good Times”. Nile Rodgers transcends all styles of music across every generation with a body of work that’s garnered him an induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

American Express® Cardmembers can take advantage of the presale from 10am Tuesday 10 March until 9.30am Friday 13 March 2020. Visit axs.com/bstamexpresale to book. Terms and Conditions apply.

American Express presents BST Hyde Park 2020 is back for another year of unique shows and unforgettable music moments, for the 8th edition. It has become THE place to be in the London summer, a date in the diary for hundreds of thousands of fans every year.

Already announced for 2020: Post Malone on 2nd July, Little Mix on 4th July, Kendrick Lamar on 5th July, Pearl Jam on 10th July and Taylor Swift on 11th July.

Last year continued the tradition of must-see experiences that has seen The Rolling Stones return to Hyde Park, Carole King play her classic album Tapestry in full for the first time ever, comebacks for The Strokes and The Libertines and many more.

There was Celine Dion owning it, Stevie Wonder stunning with a greatest hits set, Barbra Streisand charming fans and critics alike in a rare show, Florence + The Machine bringing a host of female performers to their day as well as co-headliners The National and finally, Robbie Williams royally entertaining a sold out Hyde Park.

And of course, Open House will return, the FREE 4 day event between the two weekends of music, offering amazing events and activities for everyone – free vibrant live music & entertainment, sensational open-air cinema nights, live sport showings, street food, pop up bars and loads for the family too, including the delightful Chickenshed Children’s theatre.

Alongside bringing fans the superstar artists they deserve, is a real commitment to Accessibility, Community and Sustainability that American Express presents BST Hyde Park is very proud of and strives to improve year on year.

In 2019, the event was awarded Gold on Attitude Is Everything’s Charter of Best Practice for its facilities for deaf and disabled fans – including accessible viewing areas, roaming drinks vendors, lowered counters, dedicated accessible entrances with shuttles from car parking, British Sign Language interpreters for all acts on The Great Oak Stage, accessible toilets at every toilet block, Hearing Induction Loops, free Personal Assistant tickets for all ticket types.  American Express presents BST Hyde Park is one of the few festivals that allows and provides facilities for guide dogs.

Community initiatives do not stop with our midweek programme either, it also includes interns from local colleges working with the team, local schools performing at Open House and much more.  And sustainability is at the heart of the festival with a green team advising fans on recycling, fuel from 100% renewable resources, 100% biodegradable food packaging, compostable paper cups across the site.  Artists are even advised on greener riders.  Real time monitoring in 2019 helped reduce energy use by 25% and we continue to find ways to be more and more environmentally friendly.

American Express presents BST Hyde Park is an award-winning festival:
Shortlisted for Best Festival at the Q Awards 2018
Shortlisted for Best Major Festival and Best Metropolitan Festival at the Festival Awards 2018
‘Best Live Act’ The Cure @ BST Hyde Park at the Live UK Magazine Awards 2018
Shortlisted for Best Major Festival and Best Metropolitan Festival at the UK Festival Awards 2017
AEG/Goldenvoice (organisers of BST) ‘Best Promoter’ at the UK Festival Awards 2016
Headline Performance of the Year (The Libertines) at the UK Festival Awards 2014
‘Festival of the Year’ at the UK Event Awards 2013
‘Best Use of New Technology’ at the Festival Awards 2013

Tickets are on general sale from Friday 13 March 10am

Ticket prices start at £65 + booking fee

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Mumford & Sons to headline Teenage Cancer Trust 20th anniversary gig at the Royal Albert Hall

Mumford & Sons to headline Teenage Cancer Trust 20th anniversary gig at the Royal Albert Hall

Mumford & Sons to headline Teenage Cancer Trust 20thanniversary gig at the Royal Albert Hall 

Teenage Cancer Trust has announced the final act set to headline its annual fundraising concert series at the Royal Albert Hall in 2020, which take place from March 23rd to March 29th.

Kicking off the week’s exciting run of shows is Mumford & Sons who will be making their Teenage Cancer Trust debut. To summarise their success within a few short sentences is to do the band a huge disservice to what can be broadly considered a global phenomenon.

The folk-rock band shot to success in 2009 with their multi-million selling debut album ‘Sigh No More’. The band have since released three more albums which have all debuted at the top of either the UK Albums Chart or US Billboard 200. In 2018, Mumford & Sons released their substantial fourth album, ‘Delta’. The critical consensus suggested that Delta is their finest work to date, finding Mumford & Sons at their most adventurous.

Mumford & Son’s immense popularity over the past 13 years has seen the band become one of Britain’s biggest success stories, winning two BRIT Awards and a prestigious ‘Album of the Year’ GRAMMY in 2013. A hot fixture on the global live and festival circuit, the band has played headlining slots at Glastonbury, Reading & Leeds Festival and Bonnaroo, while regularly playing their own shows across Asia, Europe and North America.

Supporting them is The Big Moon. The Mercury Prize nominees recently released their broadly acclaimed second album, ‘Walking Like We Do’ – a charming and giddily melodic indie-rock record, which is already being heralded as an early contender for album of the year. The quartet’s thrilling live performances are also must-see events, with NME commenting on a recent London show, “If you didn’t already believe in these four ladies as the next great British band, you’d have a hard time denying them now.”

Also announced this week are the special guests joining John Bishop – Alan Carr, Paul Chowdhry, Russell Kane, Suzi Ruffell, Seann Walsh, Greg Davies, Joel Dommett & Rob Beckett – plus the news that Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard are supporting Noel Gallagher, Ishmael Ensemble will be supportingGroove Armada and Dishy Tangent will be warming up the crowd for Nile Rodgers & CHIC.

2020 marks the 20th year of Teenage Cancer Trust’s phenomenally successful series of music and comedy events at The Royal Albert Hall, which were started by Roger Daltrey CBE, making this year all the more special. The gigs will also help celebrate the 30th anniversary of Teenage Cancer Trust.

Some of the biggest names in entertainment have now raised more than £30 million for Teenage Cancer Trust’s specialist nurses, hospital wards and support teams that help young people through the toughest times of their lives.

Over the past 20 years, audiences at Teenage Cancer Trust’s annual gigs have witnessed some extraordinary, once in a lifetime shows, from Noel Gallagher and Damon Albarn performing together for the first time ever in 2013, Sir Paul McCartney in 2012, plus the likes of Oasis, Muse, Ed Sheeran, Florence + The Machine and many more.

Other headliners previously announced so far are: An Evening of Comedy Hosted by John Bishop + Special Guests (24th March), Stereophonics featuring very special guest Paul Weller (25th March), Groove Armada supported by Ishmael Ensemble (26th March), Noel Gallagher’s High-Flying Birds(27th March), The Who (28th March) and Nile Rodgers & Chic (29th March).

For additional line-up and ticketing information visit teenagecancertrust.org/gigs

Kate Collins, Chief Executive Officer, Teenage Cancer Trust, said: 
“The leap forward in care that Teenage Cancer Trust has been able to provide to young people facing cancer over the past 30 years has only been possible thanks to our generous supporters – including our Royal Albert Hall artists and audiences.  But much more needs to change, and we can’t wait another 30 years for that to happen.

“That’s we’re incredibly grateful for the amazing support from the artists getting involved in our 2020 gigs. It’s going to be an unforgettable experience and will help us support every young person with cancer who needs us.”Tickets on sale Friday 13th March at 9:30AM. For line-up and ticketing information visit:
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www.royalalberthall.com

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For more information contact:
Nathan Diamond at The Outside Organisation – nathan.diamond@outside-org.co.uk
Jack Delaney at The Outside Organisation – jack.delaney@outside-org.co.uk

FTSE Russell confirms Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited is to be added as a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index

FTSE Russell confirms Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited is to be added as a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index

Merck Meruciadis Abbey Road Oct 2018 by JF

FTSE Russell confirms Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited is to be added as a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index

The Board of Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited and its Investment Adviser, The Family (Music) Limited, are pleased to announce that FTSE Russell has confirmed that Hipgnosis will be added as a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index effective from after the market close on 20 March 2020.

Merck Mercuriadis, Founder, said, “This is a tremendous achievement in only 20 months and I would like to thank our investors and our incredible songwriters for their belief and helping us to firmly establish proven SONGs as an asset class. We now have a strong track record in raising money, investing it in great songs, managing them well and paying dividends. We have a tremendous pipeline in place to continue, in what are very challenging times, to give the financial community access to these wonderful assets that have very low correlation to wider markets.”

For further information, please contact:

The Family (Music) LimitedMerck Mercuriadis Tel: +44 (0)1481 742742
N+1 Singer – Joint Corporate BrokerJames Maxwell / James Moat (Corporate Finance)Alan Geeves / James Waterlow / Sam Greatrex (Sales) Tel: +44 (0)20 7496 3000
J.P. Morgan Cazenove – Joint Corporate BrokerWilliam Simmonds / Jérémie Birnbaum (Corporate Finance)James Bouverat (Sales) Tel: +44 (0)20 7742 4000
The Outside OrganisationAlan Edwards / Nick CaleyTel: +44 (0)7711 081 843
MELODYVR APPOINTS JAMES GARSIDE AS HEAD OF PRODUCT

MELODYVR APPOINTS JAMES GARSIDE AS HEAD OF PRODUCT

MELODYVR APPOINTS JAMES GARSIDE ASHEAD OF PRODUCT

MelodyVR has appointed James Garside as its head of product. Based in London, he will hold global responsibility for developing and maintaining a best-in-class customer experience across the virtual reality music company’s portfolio.

The global role, effective immediately, will see Garside looking after the MelodyVR product  – available via the MelodyVR app on smartphones and VR headsets. He will report into MelodyVR’s CEO, Anthony Matchett.

Garside joins MelodyVR from video streaming service DAZN. One of the original product team who built, launched and scaled DAZN through its first nine territories, he helped to mould it into the world’s highest-grossing sports app. Prior to DAZN, Garside worked as product manager at Ministry of Sound, where he created music and video apps – including launching a DJ video streaming service, broadcasting sets from the legendary Ministry of Sound club. 

James Garside comments: “I’m delighted to be joining MelodyVR at such a seminal point in its story. After a momentous year for the business, it is thrilling to help shape its product offering for more success in the future. Having already established itself as the world’s
leading destination for immersive live music content, its potential is infinite.”

Anthony Matchett, CEO and founder MelodyVR adds: “We welcome James at exactly the right time for the business. 2020 is going to be our most important year yet, and we couldn’t think of a better pair of hands to help MelodyVR capitalise upon – and create – huge opportunities not just for the company, but for immersive music entertainment generally.”

About MelodyVR

MelodyVR launched in 2018 with a simple mandate: not to replace the live music experience, but to harness the power of virtual reality to get people closer to the music they love.

By using VR technology, the founders realised that they could place fans in the crowd or on stage with their favourite musicians at live events. From epic stadium shows to intimate studio performances, the possibilities are endless: capacity restrictions are eliminated, music lovers can attend otherwise sold-out dates, and the barriers (distance, age, cost, access) that might keep people from experiencing their heroes live are swept away. The result? Artists can reach more fans than ever before, with a level of intimacy which has previously not been possible.

MelodyVR is the only licensed VR music platform and has the world’s largest library of exclusive immersive and interactive music experiences from the likes of Post Malone, Lewis Capaldi, Mabel, Wiz KhalifaKelly Clarkson, KISS, Niall HoranKatherine JenkinsFall Out BoyThe Chainsmokers and Imagine Dragons.

Available on smartphones and VR headsets, the MelodyVR app can be downloaded at on.melodyvr.com/App

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THOM YORKE JOINS THE BILL FOR  MASSIVE ATTACK

THOM YORKE JOINS THE BILL FOR MASSIVE ATTACK

THOM YORKE JOINS THE BILL FOR MASSIVE ATTACK

All Points East is excited to reveal that Thom Yorke will join the Massive Attack line-up as a special guest on Sunday May 24th, in what will be a special solo performance from one of music’s most eminent individuals. 

Musician, artist, composer, activist. Thom Yorke sits as one of the most respected names in UK culture, whose work both as the virtuoso lead singer/songwriter of Radiohead and via his solo offerings has seen him win countless accolades from GRAMMYs to Ivor Novello Awards to Rock & Roll Hall of Fame status – as well as garner a fanbase that extends across the globe. 

Although electronic music has always been an integral part of Radiohead’s tapestry, showcased on Kid A’s glitchy ‘Idioteque’ or the experimental ‘Fitter Happier’ – Thom’s three solo studio projects The Eraser (2006), Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes (2014) and ANIMA (2019) has seen him delve deeper into his passion for left-of-centre dance music. His most recent LP ANIMA was described by Pitchfork as the “darkest and tenderest music he has released outside of Radiohead”, and was also accompanied by a short film (also titled ANIMA) directed by Paul Thomas Anderson.

Unlike his current Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes tour, where the Radiohead frontman is accompanied by Nigel Godrich and visual artist Tarik Barr, his set at Victoria Park will see him take the stage solo – performing tracks from his own back-catalogue as well as Radiohead’s in a never-seen-before way.

Thom was invited personally by good friends and fellow trailblazers Massive Attack to accompany them on May 24, and joins an already incredible billing of Nils Frahm, Young Fathers, Neneh Cherry, Sevdaliza, Fatoumata Diawara, TNGHT, GAIKA, Skinny Pelembe, Hotel Lux and Mad Professor. This is one not to be missed.

East London’s Alfa Mist started his musical journey as a grime and hip hop producer. Soon the self-taught pianist and sometimes rapper soon found himself drawn to the jazz, world music and film soundtracks he discovered through sampling, with the likes of Hans Zimmer and Miles Davis being key influences. His 2019 album Structuralism was a tight blend of the aforementioned styles and featured the likes of Jordan Rakei and Kaya Thomas-Dyke.

Jacques Greene began creating electronic music when a high school teacher introduced him to Aphex Twin, and he’s since established himself as one of the most exciting, original and enigmatic producers in the game. Known for his stellar house tracks, which often incorporate R&B and UK garage influences (see 2011 dance anthem ‘Another Girl’), he has also remixed the likes of Flume, Schlomo and Thom Yorke’s Radiohead.

Headlining the day will be Massive Attack. “An extraordinary collaboration connecting the dark, intense music and visual work of Robert Del Naja of Massive Attack with the thought-provoking vision of documentary filmmaker Adam Curtis.” – Massive Attack.

Other All Points East shows already announced are Bombay Bicycle Club (Friday May 22), Tame Impala (Saturday May 23), Kraftwerk (Friday May 29) and The Kooks & The Wombats (Saturday May 30).

Tickets are available now via https://www.allpointseastfestival.com/tickets.

Last year, All Points East built on the success of year one, bringing huge headliners together with brand new artists, the hottest buzz acts on the planet, multi genre innovators and the Victoria Park community, for 10 days of discovery.

The event gave first festival headlining opportunities to Christine And The Queens and Bring Me The Horizon, brought The Strokes to the UK for the first time in 4 years, celebrated Chemical Brothers’ new album and saw Mumford & Sons triumph before Bon Iver closed the festival, exclusively debuting two new tracks from his now released new album i,i.

Incredible headliners were just part of the story with the quality of artists running very deep indeed – Primal Scream, The Raconteurs, Hot Chip, Rina Sawayama, James Blake, Kate Tempest, Metronomy, Snail Mail, Mac DeMarco, Maribou State, Jarvis Cocker, Toro Y Moi, Dizzee Rascal, Jade Bird, Ezra Furman and Run The Jewels were just some of the many guests performing across the stages at All Points East.

Q Magazine awarded All Points East 2019 ‘Festival Of The Year’.

2018’s debut established this essential new event as one of the best festivals in the UK.  Winning Festival Of The Year at the Music Week Awards, All Points East 2018 boasted headline sets from LCD Soundsystem, The xx, Björk, Catfish & The Bottlemen, The National and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.

East London’s beautiful Victoria Park in Tower Hamlets also hosts a hugely popular 4-day community focused midweek event each year. Kicking off on the second Bank Holiday Monday, In The Neighbourhood, in collaboration with Tower Hamlets Council, hosts a vibrant four day programme of activities and entertainment, in collaboration with the local community, businesses, organisations and suppliers. Last year had something for everyone – eco-friendly creative workshops, free yoga sessions, street food, open air movie nights, themed drag shows, film panels, an exploration of the history of grime music and East London with Rich Mix’s Generation Grime:Back2Bow. Everything is free and 2020’s programme will be announced soon…..

A commitment to sustainability and accessibility goes hand in hand with the community elements and All Points East is proud to have been awarded Silver on Attitude is Everything’s Charter of Best Practice for our commitment to Deaf and disabled music fans.

All Points East continue to work each year with local charity the Tower Project to give volunteer opportunities to young people with learning disabilities and autism on site at the festival, as well as providing education and performance opportunities to the students of nearby ELAM arts and music school. Committing to 100% renewable energy, working towards eliminating single-use plastic from all serve ware and programming up cycling workshops for children during In The Neighbourhood are further examples of the commitment to the local community and the park.

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ALL POINTS EAST CONFIRM BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB FOR 2020

ALL POINTS EAST CONFIRM BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB FOR 2020

ALL POINTS EAST CONFIRM BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB FOR 2020

Following on from the previous announcements – Tame Impala (Saturday May 23), Massive Attack (Sunday May 24), Kraftwerk (Friday May 29) and The Kooks & The Wombats (Saturday May 30), All Points East can reveal indie icons Bombay Bicycle Club as the latest headliners, performing on Friday May 22. 

The Mercury Prize nominees and Ivor Novello winners (Best Album for So Long, See You Tomorrow) recently returned for the first time in four years after announcing their hiatus in 2016, to much anticipation from fans and industry alike. The comeback track ‘Eat, Sleep, Wake (Nothing But You)’ was certainly worth waiting for, and offered an exciting glimpse into the sonic palette on new LP Everything Else Has Gone Wrong – described by The Independent as “an album that upholds Bombay Bicycle Club’s position as one of indie music’s most inventive bands.”

Last year saw Bombay Bicycle Club’s seminal album I Had the Blues But I Shook Them Loose turn 10 years old; they took to the road and played the album in full on a UK tour to celebrate, with all shows selling out in seconds. The indie rock band from London have a total of five incredible albums to their name, including So Long, See You Tomorrow, which topped the charts back in 2014. Expect to hear indie anthems such as ‘Always Like This’ and newer tracks such as ‘Is It Real’ and aforementioned single – ‘Eat, Sleep, Wake (Nothing But You)’ during their headline show in Victoria Park.

Also featuring is BRIT nominee Loyle Carner, one of the hottest hip hop artists the UK has to offer. The South London MC entered the scene with EP A Little Late back in 2014, following this up with his Mercury Prize nominated debut album, Yesterday’s Gone, in 2017. Both projects highlighted Loyle’s dexterous rapping prowess and his introspective, authentic and relatable lyrics – and last year’s Not Waving, but Drowning further reaffirmed his talent and solidified this status. Make sure to catch his massive energy at All Points East this summer.

British singer/songwriter/guitarist Lianne La Havas returned this week with her first new music since 2016. The song ‘Bittersweet’ was a timely reminder of her natural talent – a gorgeous, soulful track influenced by the 1970s Brazilian sounds of Milton Nascimento as well as the girl group harmonies and empowerment of Destiny’s Child. Expect even more music from the Grammy nominated artist to follow in the coming months, and All Points East will be one of the first times to catch this live.

Mercury Prize and Ivor Novello nominees Everything Everything are also set to perform. The indie-rockers from Manchester have never boxed themselves in when it comes to sound, exploring a range of genres, including afrobeat and R’n’B melancholia, as well as an extensive use of synth, guitars and a falsetto voice leading the way. Their latest release, Live with The No​.​6 Orchestra, was a collaboration with arranger and composer, Joe Duddell, seeing them create unique orchestral re-imaginings of songs from throughout their catalogue.

Nadine Shah captured the hearts of the nation via her Mercury Prize nominated 2017 album Holiday Destination, also winning several accolades including the AIM Awards ‘Independent Album of the Year’. She returned this month with new single ‘Ladies For Babies (Goats For Love)’ and announced that her highly anticipated forthcoming album Kitchen Sink will be out June 5. Not one to be missed.

Born in Washington, D.C., singer/songwriter and producer Nick Hakim  grew up in a household overflowing with musical diversity and cites influences ranging from Marvin Gaye and Curtis Mayfield, to Madlib and MF Doom, to South American folk and DC punk. His stunning 2017 debut LP Green Twins was described by Pitchfork as “soft-spoken love songs that erupt into psychedelic hymnals.”

Mercurial British singer/songwriter Nilüfer Yanya rode a series of soulful guitar-based indie pop EPs and singles like ‘Small Crimes’ and ‘Baby Luv’ to widespread acclaim in advance of her 2019 full-length debut, Miss Universe. Her eclectic style can partly be attributed to the music of her parents, who have Turkish, Irish and Bajan heritage. Rejected twice from a popular music degree she sought her own path, rising from the capital’s open mic nights to being nominated for the BBC Sound Of award in 2018.

Progressive pop trio The Orielles are already on their second record, earning plaudits for their inventive style of cosmic psychedelia, inspired by a variety of genres including Korean dance music, Turkish funk, and Italian experimental cinema soundtracks to name a few. The young band’s latest record Disco Volador is out today, with Q describing it as an “impressively idiosyncratic meeting of suddenly shifting rhythms, breezy toplines, old-school synths and imperious riffs.”

Forming back in 2013, indie rockers Gengahr made an immediate impression on fans and industry alike. Invited by Huw Stephens to play Glastonbury for BBC Introducing just a year later, the band haven’t slowed down since, and now have three fantastic albums to their name. January 2020 saw them release their most recent record, Sanctuary, defined by Dork as boldly more expansive and electrifyingly curious.” Make sure to catch their performance in Victoria Park on May 22. 

Also featuring is Liz Lawrence, who has toured alongside headliners Bombay Bicycle Club in the past as well as performed alongside them as a backing vocalist/instrumentalist. Her 2019 LP Pity Party (that was self-produced) showcased why she is held in such high regard, combining lo-fi guitar chords, subtle string motifs and her rich vocals to great effect. 

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Last year, All Points East built on the success of year one, bringing huge headliners together with brand new artists, the hottest buzz acts on the planet, multi genre innovators and the Victoria Park community, for 10 days of discovery.

The event gave first festival headlining opportunities to Christine And The Queens and Bring Me The Horizon, brought The Strokes to the UK for the first time in 4 years, celebrated Chemical Brothers’ new album and saw Mumford & Sons triumph before Bon Iver closed the festival, exclusively debuting two new tracks from his now released new album i,i.

Incredible headliners were just part of the story with the quality of artists running very deep indeed – Primal Scream, The Raconteurs, Hot Chip, Rina Sawayama, James Blake, Kate Tempest, Metronomy, Snail Mail, Mac DeMarco, Maribou State, Jarvis Cocker, Toro Y Moi, Dizzee Rascal, Jade Bird, Ezra Furman and Run The Jewels were just some of the many guests performing across the stages at All Points East.

Q Magazine awarded All Points East 2019 ‘Festival Of The Year’.

2018’s debut established this essential new event as one of the best festivals in the UK.  Winning Festival Of The Year at the Music Week Awards, All Points East 2018 boasted headline sets from LCD Soundsystem, The xx, Björk, Catfish & The Bottlemen, The National and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.

East London’s beautiful Victoria Park in Tower Hamlets also hosts a hugely popular 4-day community focused midweek event each year. Kicking off on the second Bank Holiday Monday, In The Neighbourhood, in collaboration with Tower Hamlets Council, hosts a vibrant four day programme of activities and entertainment, in collaboration with the local community, businesses, organisations and suppliers. Last year had something for everyone – eco-friendly creative workshops, free yoga sessions, street food, open air movie nights, themed drag shows, film panels, an exploration of the history of grime music and East London with Rich Mix’s Generation Grime:Back2Bow. Everything is free and 2020’s programme will be announced soon…

A commitment to sustainability and accessibility goes hand in hand with the community elements and All Points East is proud to have been awarded Silver on Attitude is Everything’s Charter of Best Practice for our commitment to Deaf and disabled music fans.

All Points East continue to work each year with local charity the Tower Project to give volunteer opportunities to young people with learning disabilities and autism on site at the festival, as well as providing education and performance opportunities to the students of nearby ELAM arts and music school. Committing to 100% renewable energy, working towards eliminating single-use plastic from all serve ware and programming up cycling workshops for children during In The Neighbourhood are further examples of the commitment to the local community and the park.

Local businesses are given opportunities to provide, food, drink, merchandise and more so that the local community benefits as much as possible… Click for more information

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Additional acts announced for Teenage Cancer Trust 20th anniversary comedy night at the Royal Albert Hall

Additional acts announced for Teenage Cancer Trust 20th anniversary comedy night at the Royal Albert Hall

Additional acts announced for Teenage Cancer Trust 20thanniversary comedy night at the Royal Albert Hall

Teenage Cancer Trust has revealed further acts set to headline this year’s comedy night during the annual fundraising concert series at the Royal Albert Hall which take place from March 23rd to March 29th. Acts/artists may be subject to change.

Joining previously announced host John Bishop on the bill are some of the UK’s finest comedians; Alan CarrPaul ChowdhryRussell Kane and Seann Walsh

With 16 series of Channel 4’s ‘Chatty Man’ under his belt, Alan Carr has become one of Britain’s most successful and treasured comedians. Alan’s unique sense of humour and effortless stage presence has won a multitude of awards including the publicly voted 2015 NTA and a prestigious BAFTA in 2013.

Paul Chowdhry is a multi-award-winning stand-up comedian, actor, and writer. His ‘Live Innit’ stand-up tour received two nationwide extensions, including five nights at Hammersmith Apollo and a sold-out show at Wembley Arena, making Paul the first British Asian stand-up to sell out the 10,000-seater venue. 

Russell Kane is best known for the BBC Sounds podcast, ‘Evil Genius’ which has become a flagship show and the best performing podcast on the platform. He recently finished his sell-out UK & Ireland tour ‘The Fast and The Curious’.

Regarded as one of the best up-and-coming acts, Suzi Ruffell won ‘Best Club Comic’ at the 2019 Chortle Awards. Suzi has also appeared on Live at the Apollo, Mock The Week, Roast Battle, Ultimate Worrier, Hypothetical, Stand Up Central and Comedy Central at the Comedy Store.

Charming, charismatic and a natural motor mouth, Seann Walsh is the most precocious talent to emerge from the UK comedy circuit in years. A mainstay on British television Walsh has appeared on Virtually Famous, The Jonathan Ross Show, Tonight at The London Palladium, Celebrity Juice, 8 Out Of 10 Cats and Live At The Apollo.

2020 marks the 20th year of Teenage Cancer Trust’s phenomenally successful series of music and comedy events at The Royal Albert Hall, which were started by Roger Daltrey CBE, making this year all the more special. The gigs will also help celebrate the 30th anniversary of Teenage Cancer Trust. 

Some of the biggest names in entertainment have now raised more than £30 million for Teenage Cancer Trust’s specialist nurses, hospital wards and support teams that help young people through the toughest times of their lives.

Over the past 20 years, audiences at Teenage Cancer Trust’s annual gigs have witnessed some extraordinary, once in a lifetime shows, from Noel Gallagher and Damon Albarn performing together for the first time ever in 2013, Sir Paul McCartney in 2012, plus the likes of Oasis, Muse, Ed Sheeran, Florence + The Machine and many more.

Other headliners previously announced so far are: Stereophonics featuring very special guest Paul Weller (25thMarch), Groove Armada (26th March), Noel Gallagher’s High-Flying Birds (27th March), The Who (28th March) and Nile Rodgers & Chic (29th March). 

For additional line-up and ticketing information visit teenagecancertrust.org/gigs

Before Teenage Cancer Trust was established in 1990 there was no specialist cancer care for teenagers and young adults.   Those aged 13-24 were being treated on adult wards, or in children’s wards, and this could cause additional stress and trauma. Many felt alone and isolated, as it was likely they’d never meet another person their age with cancer.        

Today, around half of all young people with cancer are treated on 28 Teenage Cancer Trust wards across the UK, by specialist nurses and youth support teams. Almost every young person with cancer can get support from specialist Teenage Cancer Trust nurses wherever they live.

As Teenage Cancer Trust celebrates 30 years, the charity is focused on driving up survival rates for young people with cancer, championing their needs to ensure they have equal access to vital care and expanding its own services to be there after treatment ends, as young people rebuild their lives after cancer.

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CHRYSALIS RECORDS REBORN AS A FRONT LINE LABEL  LAUNCHES INNOVATIVE PARTNERSHIP WITH PARTISAN RECORDS TO CO-SIGN LAURA MARLING

CHRYSALIS RECORDS REBORN AS A FRONT LINE LABEL LAUNCHES INNOVATIVE PARTNERSHIP WITH PARTISAN RECORDS TO CO-SIGN LAURA MARLING

CHRYSALIS RECORDS REBORN AS A FRONT LINE LABEL LAUNCHES INNOVATIVE PARTNERSHIP WITH PARTISAN RECORDS TO CO-SIGN LAURA MARLING

Chrysalis Records, the iconic and influential record company, is to be re-launched as a front line label, marking a return to releasing new music for the first time in over two decades. Chrysalis announces its first signing in partnership with award winning independent label Partisan Records. The labels have come together to sign acclaimed British singer/songwriter Laura Marling in a fully co-branded global release. Further signings to Chrysalis will be revealed in the coming months.

Over the past 12 years, Laura Marling has built up a formidable reputation as one of the finest singer/songwriters of her generation, releasing six critically and commercially acclaimed albums. Five of those were UK top 10s and there have been numerous Grammy and Mercury Prize nominations for her work. Following the release of the album I Speak Because I Can Laura won the BRIT Award for Best British Female Solo Artist in 2011. 

Marling will release the follow-up to 2017’s Semper Femina later this year, more details on that coming soon.

Partisan MD Zena White says of this strategic partnership, “There is a unique synergy between the diverse, immediately identifiable voices of Partisan and those of Chrysalis decades prior to our existence. We’re thrilled to come together on its relaunch, and even more so to be working with the unmatched talent of Laura Marling.” 

Chrysalis CEO Jeremy Lascelles adds, “Laura Marling, Chrysalis Records, Partisan Records. A match made in heaven.”


Founded in 1968, Chrysalis broke and developed some of the most internationally successful and acclaimed artists throughout the ’70s and ’80s, including Jethro Tull, Billy Idol, Blondie, Pat Benatar, Huey Lewis and the News, Ultravox, Sinead O’Connor, The Specials and The Waterboys among many others.

Partisan Records last year won Best Independent Label at the AIM Awards and Independent Label of The Year at the Music Business Worldwide A&R Awards whilst White received International Woman of The Year at the Music Week Women in Music Awards. Its current roster includes artists such as Cigarettes After Sex, IDLES, Fontaines D.C., John Grant, the catalogue of Fela Kuti, and many more.

NEW ORDER ANNOUNCE  ONLY UK SHOW IN 2020

NEW ORDER ANNOUNCE ONLY UK SHOW IN 2020

NEW ORDER ANNOUNCE ONLY UK SHOW IN 2020 

New Order are pleased to announce their only UK show of 2020, headlining The O2 on 10th October. 

Making their debut at the world’s most successful music venue, it will be the first time New Order have performed in London since their critically acclaimed Alexandra Palace show in 2018. 

Since the release of their 2015 album Music Complete, the band have continued to play sold out shows the world over, recent live dates have seen them headline a four-night residency at The Fillmore Miami Beach.

As previously announced today, New Order and Pet Shop Boys will embark on a co-headline tour this Autumn, playing a string of dates across the US. 

OCTOBER 10th 2020 – The O2 London

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SNEAKBO RELEASES ‘LOVE IS A GAMBLE’ FT. KIDA KUDZ

SNEAKBO RELEASES ‘LOVE IS A GAMBLE’ FT. KIDA KUDZ

SNEAKBO RELEASES ‘LOVE IS A GAMBLE’ FT. KIDA KUDZ

Brixton rapper Sneakbo releases his first single of 2020 Love Is A Gamble featuring Disturbing London’s Kida Kudz with the video premiering via GRM Daily on Sunday at 7.30pm. 

Love Is A Gamble is a perfect introduction of what’s to come from Sneakbo this year. Fusing rap, afrobeats and dancehall melodies, all which Sneakbo is known for innovating. He is recognised as one of the first UK artists to create this unique sound that has taken over the UK in a huge way.

Sneakbo as always flows effortless riding the beat with Kida Kudz bringing us his ‘jiggy’ vibes, both showing grown vibes to a track dedicated to the woman they love in their life.

 Sneakbo has always been at the forefront of the UK rap scene, which has swept across the UK and internationally for nearly a decade now, with other artists incorporating his unique sound. His debut single ‘The Wave’  released in 2011 hit the UK charts, but more importantly the clubs and airwaves, where people embraced his name and music. Since then he has released numerous hit singles, EP’s and mixtapes.

 2020 will be Sneakbo’s year with lots in store.

Sneakbo ft. Kida Kudz – Love Is A Gamble 

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COIN RELEASE NEW ALBUM ‘DREAMLAND’

COIN RELEASE NEW ALBUM ‘DREAMLAND’

COIN RELEASE NEW ALBUM ‘DREAMLAND

US-based alt-pop sweethearts COIN release their third studio album, ‘Dreamland’ today. The project brings to life the band’s most sonically adventurous yet emotionally direct songs to date, but also holds a memory map of all the places the globe-trotting trio have travelled in the making of this album. COIN also unveil the video for the inaugural song of ‘Dreamland,’ ‘Into My Arms,’ today at 2pm. 

Since their breakthrough single, ‘Talk Too Much’ was released in 2016, the Nashville-based band have supported alt-pop behemoths The 1975 on a US tour, and played major festivals such as Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo and Reading and Leeds.

Last week, the band appropriately dropped single ‘Valentine’ on 14th February, a heart-wrenching yet upbeat track which perfectly immortalises a break-up. This followed on the heels of ‘Youuu, which has over 2 million streams and counting since its release last month. At the end of 2019, COIN released album track ‘Let It All Out,‘ a follow up to the band’s single ‘Crash My Car.

The new album sees COIN let go of their self-imposed limitations on their sound. “The whole point behind this album was to not overthink anything as we were putting the songs together,” says Chase Lawrence. “There have been moments in the past where a sample or a drum sound or a keyboard riff might not make the song because we didn’t feel like it was inherently COIN. This time, if something felt good, then we just went for it. We never felt the need to get too previous about anything.”

The new album sees collaborations with co-writers/producers Foster The People frontman Mark Foster and keyboardist Isom Innis. 

In every show, COIN aim to remove the barrier between band and audience, ultimately creating a nearly familial connection with the crowd. “We’ve grown so much over the past few years, it’s been a work in progress to keep the feeling of a very home-style show,” Lawrence notes. “Every time we play, we want everyone to know that this is a safe place, where no-one’s judging you for how you think or how you act. I grew up in church, and sometimes when we’re up there and they’re all singing back to us, it almost feels like church to me. It’s a very special thing for all of us to feel that close to the crowd.”

COIN hope to deepen that closeness with the release of ‘Dreamland.’ Chase notes, “In my music and relationships, I’ve found that worrying about being accepted by everybody really doesn’t do any good. You end up making something or living in a way that isn’t true to yourself, and because of that, it doesn’t feel true to other people either.”

In conjunction with their album, COIN will also be heading out on the road for a headlining US tour. The 22-city run is set to kick off on 10th March in Tampa and will wrap up on 12th April in Minneapolis. The tour will also include iconic venues such as The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, The Wiltern in Los Angeles and House Of Blues in Boston. Full tour info here.
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Ridley Scott Creative Group and Outernet Global announce ‘Tomorrow Now’ – a development and production platform for emerging UK visual creatives

Ridley Scott Creative Group and Outernet Global announce ‘Tomorrow Now’ – a development and production platform for emerging UK visual creatives

Ridley Scott Creative Group and Outernet Global announce ‘Tomorrow Now’ – a development and production platform for emerging UK visual creatives  

Outernet Global, the world’s first high-capacity network of immersive media spaces in global city centres due to open in London in December 2020, today announced a major partnership with the Ridley Scott Creative Group. Called ‘Tomorrow Now’ it will provide an early stage script and story board funding process to seek out and develop the next generation of talent producing immersive mixed reality and audio-visual ideas. 

On identifying this new talent, the Ridley Scott Creative Group and its music and creative production arm Black Dog Films will lead a commissioning and production process to create atomized content. This will be curated across the floor to ceiling 8K Screens within Outernet all the way through to social media platforms.There will be opportunities for brand partner involvement also, with deals meaning brands can produce moments that will resonate culturally as well as commercially given Outernet’s commitment to building a space that goes far beyond static advertising. 

In addition, the campus will feature retail space both permanent and pop up allowing brands to reach consumers digitally and physically with the huge footfall from commuters, tourists and Londoners. Outernet’s daily content curation will merge industry-leading artistry with the most innovative technology unleashing extraordinary and entertaining experiences for audiences. Brands will be able to tap into the value of this immersive media environment on a scale never seen before.

Philip O’Ferrall, Outernet’s CEO said “Outernet’s extraordinary audio-visual capabilities provide a brand-new canvas for story-telling, so we need a new breed of story-teller to deliver truly immersive narrative experiences. We are looking for the iconoclasts, the pioneers, the creative visionaries whose ideas challenge the conventions of how stories come to life on screen. Throughout the conception of Outernet, we asked ourselves if anyone in the entertainment industry could match our ambition and one name kept recurring: Ridley Scott. Tomorrow Now is the marriage of ambitions and a shared admiration for a new generation of filmographer. I couldn’t be more excited about what this partnership will create; and as the annual award season gets into full swing, I can’t help but dream what might be around the corner for us …”

Sir Ridley Scott said “Filmmaking is a collaborative process and we’re always looking for new talent and new ideas. We are a company that unites creativity with technology to push the boundaries of what entertainment can be and Outernet shares that vision so I think we will do something very special together.”

Martin Roker, Head of Black Dog Films said “Black Dog Films has a storied history of seeking out and developing new directing talent. Our future-facing ethos reflects the wider culture of the Ridley Scott Creative Group, demonstrable in our exciting new collaboration with Outernet Global on this truly unique project.”

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FIRST LOOK: BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE WHITNEY HOUSTON HOLOGRAM TOUR

FIRST LOOK: BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE WHITNEY HOUSTON HOLOGRAM TOUR

(20 January, 2020) – Today, BASE Hologram and the Estate of Whitney E. Houston give fans all over the world the first sneak peek behind the scenes of ‘An Evening With Whitney’ – the eagerly anticipated Whitney Houston hologram tour. Coinciding with news of Whitney’s induction into the illustrious Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, the tour is a celebration of Houston’s music, transcendent impact and influence.

Presented through state-of-the-art proprietary holographic technology and combined with unmatched Broadway theatrical stagecraft, a live band, back-up singers and dancers set to digitally remastered arrangements of her classic songs, the production will be helmed by acclaimed choreographer Fatima Robinson (“Dreamgirls,” “The Academy Awards”). Named one of Entertainment Weekly’s “100 Most Creative People in Entertainment,” Robinson is known for her work choreographing massive events and directing multiple award-winning music videos working with such names as Rihanna, Kanye West, and Mary J. Blige.

More than just a groundbreaking technological experience, the tour will be enhanced by live dancers accompanying Houston’s hologram with new choreography. In this first look behind the scenes, hundreds turned up to dance auditions in Los Angeles held by acclaimed director and choreographer Fatima Robinson alongside collaborative partner Adrian Wiltshire. The BTS video provides a first look at dance auditions, exclusively previewing what die-hard Whitney fans can expect when the tour commences. 

Whitney’s timeless 1987 hit ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)’ beams as the footage’s soundtrack as Fatima and Adrian run through the choreography that will accompany the digitized icon on stage. True to Whitney’s essence as performer who boasted a combination of technical precision, soul and personality, Adrian highlighted the need for dancers to have a healthy balance of all three to do the show and her iconic hits justice.

Robinson, who famously worked with the incomparable legend on set of the ‘I’m Every Woman’ video, confesses she wanted to get involved with the production as a chance to curate a singular experience where fans across the globe can once again bask in the presence and spirit of Whitney’s once in a lifetime talent.

Fatima says: “There is only one Whitney. No one will ever have that voice. Her music touched every generation. We’re going to take some movie magic and add it into our live performance. It’s going to be incredible.”

‘An Evening With Whitney Houston’ is produced by BASE Hologram, the leading live event producer of cutting edge holographic live entertainment tours and attractions worldwide, in partnership with The Estate of Whitney E. Houston.

Kicking off in Sheffield, the twelve date UK & IRL tour will also expand throughout the globe with stops planned across Europe and in Mexico and North America. The show will include all of the singer’s iconic hits including “I Will Always Love You,” “I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)”, “The Greatest Love of All” and “Higher Love.”

“Whitney Houston was a talent beyond words, and her influence and artistry transcended all boundaries,” said Brian Becker, Chairman & CEO, BASE Entertainment and BASE Hologram.“What we are creating here is a new type of theatrical concert experience designed to capture that magic. When she performed there was an unmatched level of charisma and emotion to it – that’s what we are going to bring to audiences and it’s an honor to be able to help add to her legacy with this project.”

“A hologram show is all about the imagination and creating a “wow factor” that extends to an incredible experience to enjoy for years to come,” said Pat Houston, Whitney’s former Manager and President and CEO of The Estate of Whitney E. Houston. “Whitney is not with us but her music will live with us forever. We know we made the right decision partnering with BASE because they understand how important it is to produce a phenomenal hologram. They also know that engaging her fans with an authentic Whitney experience would resonate worldwide because of the iconic status that she created over three decades. Her fans deserve nothing less because she gave nothing less than her best.”

The only artist to chart seven consecutive #1 Billboard Hot 100 hits, the first female artist to enter the Billboard 200 Album Charts at #1 and the only artist with eight consecutive multi-platinum albums, Whitney Houston redefined what it meant to be an iconic superstar. Certified by The Guinness World Records as “the most awarded female artist of all time” with over 400 awards including 6 GRAMMYS, 22 American Music Awards, 16 Billboard Music Awards, two Emmy nominations and one win, Houston also had success on the big screen with starring roles in “The Bodyguard,” “Waiting To Exhale” and “The Preacher’s Wife.”

“Whitney was a musical trail-blazer and I’m extremely honored to have this opportunity to help craft this show in her honor,” said director and choreographer Fatima Robinson“I always enjoyed watching this magnificent woman and voice on stage and to be able to play a role in recreating that and helping others have those same emotions and experience is special.”

“There is a reason why it is so hard to cover a Whitney Houston track, she really was one-of-a-kind,” said Marty Tudor, BASE Hologram CEO of Production. “What we are doing with this tour is to celebrate her incredible life and to do that we have to get every detail right. It would be a disservice to her, her family and her fans if we weren’t anything other 100% authentic. We are privileged to have been entrusted with this responsibility and hope audiences are able to come, enjoy and get lost in the music of the industry’s most talented performers.”

An Evening With Whitney: The Whitney Houston Hologram Tour will join BASE Hologram’s current touring shows “Roy Orbison & Buddy Holly: The Rock ‘N’ Roll Dream Tour” and “Callas in Concert.”

Tickets on sale now. To purchase tickets or to find more information, please visit ticketline.co.uk or the venues direct.

Tickets priced £45 – £70

AN EVENING WITH WHITNEY: THE WHITNEY HOUSTON HOLOGRAM TOUR DATES:

Tuesday, 25 February, Sheffield, UK @ City Hall

Thursday, 27 February, Liverpool, UK @ M&S Bank Arena

Friday, 28 February, Manchester, UK @ O2 Apollo

Saturday, 29 February, Leeds, UK @ First Direct Arena

Sunday, 01 March, Glasgow, UK @ SEC Armadillo (Clyde Auditorium)

Tuesday, 03 March, Dublin, IE @ Bord Gais Theatre

Wednesday, 04 March, Birmingham, UK @ Arena Birmingham

Thursday, 05 March, Bournemouth, UK @ Bournemouth International Centre

Friday, 06 March, Cardiff, UK @ Motorpoint Arena

Saturday, 07 March, Brighton, UK @ Brighton Centre

Monday, 09 March, Nottingham, UK @ Royal Concert Centre

Tuesday, 10 March, London, UK @ Hammersmith Eventim Apollo

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ALL POINTS EAST ANNOUNCES THE KOOKS & THE WOMBATS FOR 2020

ALL POINTS EAST ANNOUNCES THE KOOKS & THE WOMBATS FOR 2020

Following on from the previous announcements – Tame Impala (Saturday May 23), Kraftwerk (Friday May 29) and Massive Attack (Sunday 24 May) – All Points East can reveal the quadruple-platinum band The Kooks and revered award-winning The Wombats are next to hit the stage on Saturday 30 May.

Spanning a career of 15+ years, The Kooks are one of the UK’s most celebrated indie acts. Now, five albums in, the BRIT nominated band are bringing their host of hits to All Points East on May 30.

It’s been 14 years since their debut record, Inside In/Inside Out, which sold two-million copies and featured indie club anthem ‘Naive’ plus classics ‘She Moves In Her Own Way’ and ‘Ooh La’. This was followed by the no.1 2008 sophomore album Konk; ten years before The Kooks’ most recent offering. 2018’s Let’s Go Sunshine merges dreampop, retro funk and indie rock, and is seen as one of their best releases since their debut and brought in a brand new young fanbase.

The Kooks have stood the test of time by releasing five albums across two decades and are now a household name in their own right. Recently the band have been in the studio so, there could be some new material around the corner. The Kooks say, “We’re so excited to be performing at All Points East this summer! Can’t quite believe it! It’s one we have wanted to play for a long, long time. Just crazy how good the line-up is, we are so honoured to be part of it and we’ll be putting on our finest glad rags and pulling out all the old tunes along with some new ones. Get yourself over to Victoria park, it’s gonna be a big night!”

Forming in Liverpool back in 2003, The Wombats are now one of the UK’s beloved indie rock bands. It wasn’t long before they became the chart-quashing champions of the early noughties, with massive singles including ‘Moving To New York’, ‘Kill The Director’ and the signature hit ‘Let’s Dance To Joy Division’, which won them an NME award for Best Dancefloor Filler. Their platinum-selling debut record, A Guide To Love, Loss & Desperation, arrived in 2007, and was just the beginning for The Wombats.

Their follow-up album, This Modern Glitch, dropped in 2011, which brought another Top 40 hit for the band in the form of ‘Tokyo (Vampires & Wolves)’. Then came Glitterbug, with lead track ‘Your Body Is A Weapon’ premiered as Zane Lowe’s Hottest Record on BBC R1. The album charted at no.5 in the UK and was also The Wombats’ first album to chart on the US Billboard 100.

In 2018 The Wombats dropped their latest album, Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life, which amassed over 250 million streams and achieved Gold status in the UK. Since the release, which included the popular single ‘Lemon to a Knife Fight’, The Wombats have teased fans with hints of new projects in 2020. Expect the classic Wombats’ hits, and perhaps some unheard songs, when they take to the stage at All Points East on May 30.

All Points East also welcomes Tom Walker, the winner of the BRITs British Breakthrough Act 2019, to the festival this year. His certified platinum single ‘Leave a Light On’ put Walker on the path to stardom, and he took the charts by storm with the release of his no.1 debut album, What A Time To Be Alive. Walker’s unique voice, together with the hope and optimism found in his song lyrics, prove him popular with fans around the world. Currently on tour in the UK and Europe, and with nearly 10 million monthly Spotify listeners, Walker is only just getting started.

Jake Bugg returned to the airwaves in late 2019 with the single ‘Kiss Like the Sun’, a promising sign that album number 5 was on the way. The record is rumoured to drop this year, his first since 2017’s Hearts That Strain, so there’s a possibility of brand-new music from Bugg onstage at Victoria Park. Bugg propelled himself into the limelight back in 2012 with his no.1 debut album, Jake Bugg, with a particular focus on the standout single ‘Lightning Bolt’. Bugg’s songs manage to pair weathered romanticism and a working-class swagger in a way that not many artists can achieve, making him a firm favourite with indie fans everywhere. The BRIT award and Mercury Prize nominee is on a UK tour this March, warming up for what is bound to be an explosive All Points East performance from the Nottingham-born showman.

Joining the All Points East 2020 bill are Australian indie rockers and ARIA Award winners, Gang of Youths. Entering the industry back in 2013, the band’s first single ‘Evangelists’ was met with instant praise. This led to their 2015 debut album, The Positions, which peaked at no.5 in the ARIA album charts and was praised worldwide for its sincerity; lead singer Dave Le’aupepe wrote the record after suffering some personal trauma, which is hugely reflected in the lyrics. Their second album, Go Farther In Lightness, arrived in 2017 and included ‘Let Me Down Easy’ which became their first top 50 single in Australia. Expect big things from Sydney’s hottest indie band when they play Victoria Park this May.

Gabrielle Aplin, once a YouTube star, now an established artist with three albums to her name, heads to All Points East this summer. Aplin was revealed as 2012’s John Lewis Christmas ad soundtrack artist, covering Frankie Goes To Hollywood’s ‘The Power of Love’, reaching no.1 in the single charts. A year later, Aplin released her debut record, English Rain, which peaked at no.2 and is now certified Gold. Fast-forward to January 2020, Aplin presented her latest album, Dear Happy, described by the Independent as “expertly engineered for pop virality”. Expect to hear gentle tones from her early days of indie folk, as well as the edgier synth-pop vibes of her recent work – a perfect combination for a festival day in Victoria Park.

Also performing are BLOXX, indie-pop’s answer to a really great time. BLOXX fuse grungy undertones with alt-rock melodies, creating a unique sound which in turn makes for a massively fun live show. Praised by media and fans alike, they’ve been touring all over the UK and were a huge hit on the festival circuit last year; BLOXX are well on their way to becoming the next big indie sensation.

Featuring too are The Lathums, whose latest single ‘Fight On’ came out last month, prior to a support tour with Blossoms in March; this young band from Wigan are definitely ones to watch and All Points East is the place to catch them. Additionally, Lauran Hibberd heads to Victoria Park this May. Lauran is the rising star from Isle of Wight, bringing a charismatic and infectious sound to whatever stage she’s on. Currently on a UK tour, and with various support slots under her belt, this is just the start for this emerging indie elite.

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All Points East is also excited to announce further names for Saturday 23 May, headlined by Tame Impala:

Joining the bill is LÅPSLEY, the UK singer-songwriter with an electronica sound that’s full of soul. Her 2016 debut, Long Way Home, gained widespread praise, followed-up by 2019’s EP, These Elements. Expect a strong emotional performance from LÅPSLEY in Victoria Park this May.

Also supporting are renowned recording artists, The Avalanches. The Australian electronic geniuses created one of the best albums of the 2000s, their debut record Since I Left You, which laid the foundations for the future of sample-based music. Sixteen years later and their follow-up arrived in the form of 2016’s Wildflower, also met with worldwide critical acclaim. 

Watch out for fantastic sets from Yellow Dayssir WasCrumb, TOPS, Faye WebsterOTHERLiiNE and Jessy Lanza as well, on 23 May at All Points East.

These incredible acts join an already massive line-up including CaribouGlass Animals, Whitney, Rolling Blackouts Coastal FeverKelly Lee Owens and Holy F.

Last year, All Points East built on the success of year one, bringing huge headliners together with brand new artists, the hottest buzz acts on the planet, multi genre innovators and the Victoria Park community, for 10 days of discovery.

The event gave first festival headlining opportunities to Christine And The Queens and Bring Me The Horizon, brought The Strokes to the UK for the first time in 4 years, celebrated Chemical Brothers’ new album and saw Mumford & Sons triumph before Bon Iver closed the festival, exclusively debuting two new tracks from his now released new album i,i.

Incredible headliners were just part of the story with the quality of artists running very deep indeed – Primal Scream, The Raconteurs, Hot Chip, Rina Sawayama, James Blake, Kate Tempest, Metronomy, Snail Mail, Mac DeMarco, Maribou State, Jarvis Cocker, Toro Y Moi, Dizzee Rascal, Jade Bird, Ezra Furman and Run The Jewels were just some of the many guests performing across the stages at All Points East.

Q Magazine awarded All Points East 2019 ‘Festival Of The Year’.

2018’s debut established this essential new event as one of the best festivals in the UK.  Winning Festival Of The Year at the Music Week Awards, All Points East 2018 boasted headline sets from LCD Soundsystem, The xx, Björk, Catfish & The Bottlemen, The National and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.

East London’s beautiful Victoria Park in Tower Hamlets also hosts a hugely popular 4-day community focused midweek event each year. Kicking off on the second Bank Holiday Monday, In The Neighbourhood, in collaboration with Tower Hamlets Council, hosts a vibrant four day programme of activities and entertainment, in collaboration with the local community, businesses, organisations and suppliers. Last year had something for everyone – eco-friendly creative workshops, free yoga sessions, street food, open air movie nights, themed drag shows, film panels, an exploration of the history of grime music and East London with Rich Mix’s Generation Grime:Back2Bow. Everything is free and 2020’s programme will be announced soon…..

A commitment to sustainability and accessibility goes hand in hand with the community elements and All Points East is proud to have been awarded Silver on Attitude is Everything’s Charter of Best Practice for our commitment to Deaf and disabled music fans.

All Points East continue to work each year with local charity the Tower Project to give volunteer opportunities to young people with learning disabilities and autism on site at the festival, as well as providing education and performance opportunities to the students of nearby ELAM arts and music school. Committing to 100% renewable energy, working towards eliminating single-use plastic from all serve ware and programming up cycling workshops for children during In The Neighbourhood are further examples of the commitment to the local community and the park.

Local businesses are given opportunities to provide, food, drink, merchandise and more so that the local community benefits as much as possible… Click for more information

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Reviews for All Points East 2019:

“All Points East might only be in its second year, but it has already made a name for itself as one of the very best in the capital.” – Evening Standard

“All Points East is a ten-day cultural expo” – GQ

“London’s biggest and best music festival” – Q

“If you’re a Londoner with your finger on the pulse, you’ll already know about All Points East” – Time Out

“Festivals were the original musical algorithms introducing you to something similar which ‘you might also like’.  All Points East operates on a similar principle…. Like a cleverly constructed symphony, each of the six days bring forth intriguing variations on a loose stylistic theme” – Metro

“In a city drenched in music festivals, nobody thought that we needed one more. All Points East is proving everyone wrong for a consecutive year” – Notion

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Two further headliners announced for the Teenage Cancer Trust 20th anniversary gigs at the Royal Albert Hall

Two further headliners announced for the Teenage Cancer Trust 20th anniversary gigs at the Royal Albert Hall

Two further headliners announced for the Teenage Cancer Trust 20thanniversary gigs at the Royal Albert Hall

Teenage Cancer Trust has announced two further acts set to headline its annual fundraising concert series at the Royal Albert Hall in 2020, which take place from March 23rd to March 29th.

John Bishop will be on hand to provide all the laughter during this year’s comedy gig. One of the UK’s biggest names in comedy, Bishop has achieved huge success with a number of comedy and documentary shows that have been broadcast across BBC One, ITV and Sky1. His best-known shows include ‘John Bishop’s Only Joking’‘The John Bishop Show’ (BBC1) and ‘John Bishop: In Conversation With…’. John has headlined numerous sell out UK arena tours. His 2015 tour, ‘Supersonic’ was watched by more than 500,000 people. His show at the Royal Albert Hall was recorded for release and became the fastest selling stand-up DVD in UK history.

The Who’s headline slot this year is certainly one for the books as they played the very first Teenage Cancer Trust show back in 2000 – marking one of the first times they had played together in over 15 years.

With over 100 million records sold in a career that spans across five decades, The Who are widely considered to be one of the most influential and important bands of the 20th century. Emerging as one of the frontrunners during the British Invasion of the 1960s, they quickly became one of Britain’s most exciting prospects, searing a new template for rock, punk, and everything after. The band’s magnum opus ‘Tommy’ has regularly been named as one of the most significant releases in the history of rock, with the album later being developed into a feature film, pioneering the ‘rock opera’.

Across their career, The Who have played over 2000 shows, gracing some of the world’s greatest stages including Woodstock, Monterey, Glastonbury, Hyde Park, Live Aid, The Superbowl and even the 2012 Olympics. Infamous for their lively performances, Rolling Stone magazine named the guitar-smashing incident at the Railway Hotel in 1964 as one of the “50 Moments That Changed the History of Rock ‘n’ Roll”.

2020 marks the 20th year of Teenage Cancer Trust’s  phenomenally successful series of music and comedy events at The Royal Albert Hall, which were started by Roger Daltrey CBE, making this year all the more special  The gigs will also help celebrate the 30th anniversary of Teenage Cancer Trust. 

Some of the biggest names in entertainment have now raised more than £30 million for Teenage Cancer Trust’s specialist nurses, hospital wards and support teams that help young people through the toughest times of their lives.

Over the past 20 years, audiences at Teenage Cancer Trust’s annual gigs have witnessed some extraordinary, once in a lifetime shows, from Noel Gallagher and Damon Albarn performing together for the first time ever in 2013, Sir Paul McCartney in 2012, plus the likes of Oasis, Muse, Ed Sheeran, Florence + The Machine and many more.

Other headliners previously announced so far are: Stereophonics featuring very special guest Paul Weller (25thMarch), Groove Armada (26th March), Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds (27th March) and Nile Rodgers & Chic (29th March). 

For additional line-up and ticketing information visit teenagecancertrust.org/gigs

Roger Daltrey CBE, Teenage Cancer Trust Patron, said: 

“When we were asked to play the first Teenage Cancer Trust concert back in 2000, we would never have dreamed that we’d be headlining again in 2020…or could have possibly imagined the huge difference these shows would have for the charity and, on the lives of thousands of teenagers and young people with cancer.

“All the acts have given up their time for free, and this year the artists are absolute legends. It’s also incredible to have three artists who were at the very first gig – Kelly Jones, Paul Weller and Noel Gallagher – join us as headliners in our 20th year. 

“It is an honour to be a patron of this charity, and to have helped raised millions that have paid for Teenage Cancer Trust nurses, support teams and special hospital wards right across the UK.

“I’d like to dedicate this 20th anniversary gig to the incredible people who care for young people with cancer each and every day.”

Before Teenage Cancer Trust was established in 1990 there was no specialist cancer care for teenagers and young adults.   Those aged 13-24 were being treated on adult wards, or in children’s wards, and this could cause additional stress and trauma. Many felt alone and isolated, as it was likely they’d never meet another person their age with cancer.        

Today, around half of all young people with cancer are treated on 28 Teenage Cancer Trust wards across the UK, by specialist nurses and youth support teams. Almost every young person with cancer can get support from specialist Teenage Cancer Trust nurses wherever they live.

As Teenage Cancer Trust celebrates 30 years, the charity is focused on driving up survival rates for young people with cancer, championing their needs to ensure they have equal access to vital care and expanding its own services to be there after treatment ends, as young people rebuild their lives after cancer.

Kate Collins, Chief Executive Officer, Teenage Cancer Trust, said: 

“We’re so proud that The Who are playing this year, and to have the support of so many other amazing bands and artists for our 2020 shows. 

“We can’t thank Roger enough for organising all of our gigs over the past 20 years and for his patronage of our charity. Thanks to his passion and dedication, Teenage Cancer Trust nurses and support teams have been able to help and guide young people with cancer through some of the toughest times imaginable.”

Around 100 young people who’ve been supported by Teenage Cancer Trust will enjoy the charity’s Ultimate Backstage Experience during the 2020 gig series.  Thanks to support from The Royal Albert Hall’s Education and Outreach Team, this will see them write and perform their own song, backed by a live band.  Then as part of an unforgettable night, the young people will meet with performing acts and appear on stage alongside Roger Daltrey, and other stars, to thank audiences for their support.   

Tickets go on sale Friday 21st February at 9:30AM. For line-up and ticketing information visit:

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Love Classical at the Royal Albert Hall

Love Classical at the Royal Albert Hall

Love Classical

Love Classical at the Royal Albert Hall

London’s most iconic venue the Royal Albert Hall welcomes its fourth year ofLove Classical, the spectacular concert series between 17th April – 6th May.Sir Bryn Terfel will headline and return to the iconic stage on Friday 17th April.

The Welsh bass-baritone – whose stellar 30-year career has seen him win two GRAMMYs and four Classic BRIT Awards – will draw on his extensive and celebrated repertoire as he performs alongside stars of stage and screen. This is his first headline show at the Royal Albert Hall since his memorable 50th birthday concert in 2015. He will be joined by the conductor Paul Bateman and BBC National Orchestra of Wales, plus a host of special guests to be announced.

Meanwhile, the talented classical stars Isata Kanneh-MasonEldbjørg HemsingPeter Holder and Moritz Gnann will celebrate Beethoven’s 250th anniversary on 18th April with a specially-curated concert featuring two of the composer’s most indelible works alongside music from those he influenced.

Plus the Royal Albert Hall’s own organ custodian Michael Broadway will play his 1914 Pianola in the Elgar Room. To accompany on this unique instrument requires the same musical skills as any ensemble music making. The Pianolist interprets the music with the same flexibility and empathy, and is able to control his playing to accommodate his musical partners just as any accompanist playing an ordinary piano would do. Michael Broadway’s skill as an accompanist has been received with much critical acclaim and his live performance on Friday 17th February will show us why.

And the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will spotlight choral classics by Verdi, Handel and Mozart with help from the City of London Choir.

Lucy Noble, Artistic Director at the Royal Albert Hall, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Sir Bryn back to the Hall for another headline show, following his spectacular 50th birthday show in 2015. This one-off concert promises an evening of magnificent entertainment in the company of one of the world’s best-loved voices.

“Love Classical is also about providing a platform for the next generation of classical stars – and we’re bringing together four of today’s finest young musicians for a unique celebration of Beethoven to mark the 250th anniversary of his birth.”

The event, BeethovenMendelssohn and Saint-Saëns, will feature Beethoven’s Egmont Overture conducted by Moritz Gnann, before Kanneh-Mason – a protégé of Elton John – takes centre-stage with the Piano Concerto No. 3. In the second half, Eldbjørg Hemsing will play Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, and the current Westminster Abbey sub-organist, Peter Holder, will perform Saint-Saëns’ Symphony No. 3.

Beyond the auditorium, the season features theatre, intimate recitals and family events. Already confirmed are the children’s show, I Piano – an interactive adventure running the gamut from Beethoven and boogie-woogie – and JS – The Life and Passion of Bach, a mixture of drama and recital from writer-director Tama Matheson and musician Davina Clarke.

Sir Bryn Terfel has appeared at the Hall 46 times. His 50th birthday celebration in 2015 was his fourth headline performance and saw him appear alongside special guests Sting, Michael Sheen, Danielle de Niese and John Owen-Jones.

Tickets for the season are on sale now via www.royalalberthall.com. Love Classical is in association with Cunard.

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